Giveaway #6 at Stash Bandit
There’s been a resurgence of interest in cross stitch. Have you noticed? I have a special place in my heart for cross stitch because when I married in 1981, my new sister-in-law Ruth Ann introduced me to it. I was a fanatical stitcher for decades. I still have many samplers in my home, and recently my daughter asked if she could have one. I think she considers it part of her heritage!
Now a number a quilt designers are also designing cross stitch patterns, including It’s Sew Emma (Fat Quarter Shop’s house brand) and Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.
If I ever had a complaint about quilting as a hobby…
…it was that it’s not the most portable pastime. Sure, if you’re into English paper piecing or hand applique, it can be. But I’ve longed for the pick-it-up-and-run portability of knitting many times over—and cross stitch solves that problem.
I noticed recently that Fat Quarter Shop now has an entire category called Cross Stitch, which I take to mean that it’s doing very well. Today’s giveaway includes two cross stitch patterns from It’s Sew Emma: Starlit Snowflake and Home Grown. Maybe they’ll spur a new (and portable!) interest for you.
And if you’re a fan of Bonnie and Camille, you’ll be happy to know that I have an awesome B&C Quilt Bee tote bag, a needle minder and a tin up for grabs. There are Alphabitties to keep your patchwork organized, Floss Bitties to organize your fibers, a Quilting Journal and LOTS more foundation piecing papers in fun designs like Log Cabin and Sparkle Star.
Is that not the cutest design? And it will be so easy with foundations! I think the Fat Quarter Shop and It’s Sew Emma has hit it out of the park with these papers.
For your chance to win, leave a comment by midnight Wednesday, April 7 and tell me where you’re from. That’s it! I’ll pick a winner randomly and post it here. Thank you for visiting today!
Edited to add: The winner of this giveaway is Kitty Pittman from Oklahoma. Thank you all for playing along!
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Tags: bonnie & camille, fat quarter shop, foundation paper piecing, giveaways, its sew emma, lori holt
Calif. native but AZ owns my heart. ❤️
From Oklahoma. Near Meridian but in the middle of nowhere and mail out of Wellston.
Cute stuff! Winfield. KANSAS
Love Color Coded. The different values really pop.
From good ole Wisconsin! 🧀
Hi Diane! I’m from the Pineywoods of deep East Texas.
I too was a cross stitcher and still love a good cross stitch project. Finally finished one this year I started in the 90’s.
Great Give Away. Thanks
I am from Sacramento, CA
Your *favorite* Colorado friend! 😁
Finished my last Gypsy Wife tonight (hand binding is awesome!), and starting to work on another old UFO tomorrow.
I am from Dallas, Texas
West Bridgewater, MA
I am from Blair, Ne. Nebraska gal like you!
I’m from Greenville TX
I’m originally from south Louisiana, but our home is now in Georgia near the South Carolina border. Have a great day!
great giveaway! Originally from PA,live in South Carolina now.
Seattle native, and I love living on Puget Sound with mountains in view.
Hi, I was born in England and moved to san jose California when I was 20 😊
Haymarket, VA USA
From the Lone Star State!
Still Cross stitch, mostly Christmas snowflake ordainments.
Oh, from Norfolk NE.
Love your beautiful quilts. I’m from Boston.
I’m from Federal Way, Washington.
Just a good ole Mississippi girl here! ❤️💙
From Utah, but would love to live in a warmer part of it😂
I am from New York City and I currently live in Maryland.
I’m from Georgia, currently living in Arkansas.
I’m from the great state of Texas!!